With the state election less than two weeks away, pre-polling has opened in Gunnedah.
Traditionally, more than a quarter of the Tamworth electorate will cast their vote before the election on Saturday, March 23.
The NSW Electoral Commission predicts more than 4000 people will vote early in Gunnedah, with about 200 absent votes expected.
This year's candidates include Tamworth MP and Nationals candidate Kevin Anderson, independent Mark Rodda, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers' Jeff Bacon, Country Labor's Stephen Mears, the Greens' Robin Gunning and Animal Justice Party's Emma Hall.
Gunnedah's pre-polling station is at the Bicentennial Creative Arts Centre. Opening hours are 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on Saturdays. On Thursday, March 21, the station will be open from 8am-8pm.